ii. Age 2 - 5 years
i Interactive stimulation (talking to, playing with, reading stories and topics) plenty and good quality.
ii Toys and gadgets (items of uniform, sports equipment, books etc.) – elaborate provision.
iii Outings (taking the child out for recreational purposes) – frequent visits to child centred places locally and away.
iv Celebrations – both seasonal and personal, with pomp and zeal.
i Sufficient and of satisfactory quality
ii Provides all that is necessary and tries for more, improvises if unaffordable
iii Enough visits to child centred places locally (e.g. parks) occasionally away (e.g. Legoland, zoos)
iv Equally zealous but less pompous
i Variable- adequate if totally otherwise occupied
ii Essentials only. No effort to improvise if unaffordable
iii Child accompanies carer wherever carer decides, usually child friendly places
iv Mainly seasonal (Christmas) low key personal (birthdays)
i Deficient- even if totally unoccupied
ii Lacking on essentials
iii Child simply accompanies – holidays or locally (e.g. shopping), plays out doors in neighbourhood
iv Only seasonal- low key to keep up with the rest
ii Nil, unless provided by other sources- gifts or grants
iii No outings for the child, may play in the street but carer goes out locally e.g. to pub with friends
iv Even seasonal festivities absent or dampened